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Adult Literacy Policy and Practice : From Intrinsic Values to Instrumentalism (Hardcover) (Gordon
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This book explores the gradual evolution of Adult literacy policy from the 1970s using philosophical, sociological and economic frames of reference from a range of perspectives to highlight how priorities have changed. In this regard, it locates the concept of instrumentalism within the framework of an overarching philosophy of education, which it argues, is distinctly different from ideology. The book also offers an alternative curriculum; a transformative model that presents a more socially just different value position. This is suggested as a more humane option which replaces the instrumentally driven curriculum, which has and continues to fail adult learners.
Number of Pages: 138
Sub-Genre: Organizations + Institutions, Educational Policy + Reform / General, Adult + Continuing Education
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Author: Gordon Ade-ojo
Street Date: September 17, 2015
Item Number (DPCI): 248-03-8176
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